A day after the Election Commission decided the Nationalist Congress Party dispute in favour of the faction led by Ajit Pawar giving it the name and symbol, the Sharad Pawar faction got a new name ‘Nationalist Congress Party – Sharadchandra Pawar’.
Giving its decision on Tuesday, the Election Commission provided the Sharad Pawar faction with a one-time option to claim a name to its new political formation and provide three preferences to the Commission. The faction led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was the petitioner in the case. Former union minister Sharad Pawar, who founded the NCP, is the uncle of Ajit Pawar.
The poll panel had said that the concession is to be utilised by 3 pm on February 7, 2024.
The decision was taken after more than 10 hearings spread over more than six months.The poll panel said that the decision followed the laid-out tests of maintainability of the petition, which included tests of aims and objectives of the party constitution, test of party constitution and tests of a majority both organizational and legislative.